PLANAPP 2023-00376 (Formerly Case 23937) - 3 and 5 Bruce Street, Dartmouth



TEAL architects + planners is applying to discharge the existing development agreement at 3 Bruce Street and enter into a new development agreement at 3 and 5 Bruce Street to allow residential development.


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The applicant wishes to develop a five (5) storey mixed use building with ground floor commercial and containing 52 residential units.   The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:

  • Five stories or 54 feet in height;
  • Approximately 5200 square feet commercial space on the ground floor;
  • 52 residential units; and
  • 44 underground parking spaces.

The Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to proposed buildings, parking locations, driveway access, and landscaping.


The application will be considered under the Development Agreement and the Discharging Development Agreement processes 


Currently, the staff recommendation report, LUB amendment (to rezone 3 Bruce Street), discharging agreement (to remove older development agreement from 3 Bruce Street) and proposed development agreement (DA) are prepared for Harbour East-Marine Drive Community Council.  The package to Council is in the management review stage but has been temporarily put on hold as the applicant wishes to make revisions to the request. TEAL is amending their application in order to add three floors to the original five storey building that was reviewed and the basis of the staff report and DA. 

The amended application will be subject to the team review and public consultation aspects of the planning application process. Revised plans and elevations have not yet been received by planning staff. Please note the Proposal and Submitted Documents are still for the original five storey application.

Documents Submitted for Evaluation

The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by HRM staff to properly evaluate the application. The documents are also available for review at the Planning and Development office at 3rd Floor, Duke Tower, Halifax. 

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Darrell Joudrey

Planner II

Current Planning

Telephone: 902.225.8630

Mailing Address

HRM Planning Applications

PO Box: 1749,


Nova Scotia,

B3J 3A5

Attention: Darrell Joudrey